User Support Editorial Report – November 2012

Latest Technology

Graphene, The Wonder Material:

Graphene is a “wonder material” 100 times stronger than steel and is so thin that a single ounce of it could cover 28 football fields. Once scientists figure out how to make large batches of graphene economically, it could ”radically advance technologies ranging from transistors to touch screens to solar cells to bionic implants.”. Read on


Tips & Tricks


Share a Google Calendar
Scan a QR Code on your PC
Disappear from the Internet Forever
Find the GAMES Folder in Windows 7
Make Your Smartphone Ringtones Useful
See Your Passwords Hidden Under the Asterisks
Replace Outlook’s Boring Emoticons with Fancy New Ones

Computer Safety

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a kind of malware (malicious software) that criminals install on your computer without your consent. Ransomware gives criminals the ability to lock your computer from a remote location.

You may get a pop-up window with a warning that says that your computer is locked and claims that you will not be able to access it unless you pay. (Symantec video)

The attack usually occurs through a Web exploit or a so-called drive-by download, where the user is redirected to a Website that attempts to install malware on their system. Most often, the attack happens without any indications to the user that their computer has been compromised.

Keep your PC updated with the latest system and security software. Be sure to update JAVA, FLASH, Acrobat PDF Reader (or use Foxit Reader)

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Bonus Video of the Month

LEGO – Great Ball Contraption:

A 100-foot long machine made from Legos that moves 500 hundred little balls around through various mechanisms. It’s one of those things that once you see it start, you stick with it just to see what the balls are going to do next. (It’s a geek thing)

User Support Editorial Report – September 2012

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